I'm actually anti-war.
Vietnam and Iraq were big mistakes.
America does have the most deadly military in the world, but we use surgical strikes against our enemy. We could carpet bomb Afghanistan and the war over there would be over in a few weeks, but we don't kill innocent people.
It's a needle in a haystack to find the enemy like in the mountains of Afghanistan or the Jungles of Vietnam.However, when we do find them...
First of all I'm not America hater...I'm not a Muslim.
I just think war sucks.
So you're saying...http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/01/25-tons-of-bombs-wipes-afghan-town-off-the-map/
Check it out some of the comments.
1- Roland Starbuck [Moderator] 1 week ago
"Hitler may be dead, but his thinking still inspires many of those in this conflict. Discussing Afghanistan with a neighbor, he commented that we need to obliterate it with nuclear weapons, as well as any other country or people that we take a dislike to. I.e.: those who can kill en mass shouldn't limit themselves to talk or coddling.
Hitler had the same idea when he entered the area around Minsk, in western Russia. At first, the Russians welcomed the Germans, hoping they would end Stalin's oppression, but after they saw the Germans kill nearly two and a half million Russian civilians and not once, but repeatedly destroy their towns, often burning them with the people still in them, the Russian people decided that Stalin was not really so bad after all. It meant that instead of Germany winning the war, Stalin did. And, of course, I'm sure the Germans would have told you that no civilians were in those towns either. All those people were Russian soldiers or sympathizers, I'm sure.
Petraeus has taken a new hard line against the towns where the Taliban are hard to remove. Total destruction and killing all who reside there, is preferable to continuing to beat your head against a wall trying to dislodge them. The same goes for all those sanctuaries in Pakistan that he can't reach except with drones.
Does it result in creating more enemies than you can kill? It did for Hitler. Most Americans didn't see the hundreds of thousands of people marching in the streets of Pakistan against the drone killings over Christmas. I don't think that kind of thing makes Fox News. Pakistan is on the verge of siding with the Taliban. One thing that America often does when it is not winning a war is to widen it. Maybe if we widen the War to Pakistan we will feel better. There are lots more people there to kill. Sure, we'll lose a lot more too, but won't it be worth it? "
2- alaskaintelreportdotcom [Moderator] 2 weeks ago
"Well, Well, Well .. Let me see if I got this right .. Our 'oh so brave' troops and their 50 trillion dollar war machine with the finest collection of mass murder hardware in the world .. attack and flatten some village over there and I'm supposed be 'proud' ?? !!
Boy I'm sure those villagers really appreciated the 'job' we did !
Just like the 1.5 MILLION dead Iraqi Men, Women, and Children we butchered on the basis of lies !! (no doubt enjoying there new found democracy that we brought to them .. the right to die!)
When you cut through the crap and get down to it, we go half way around the world to rape, pillage and plunder countries because .. we can .. and then rationalize it .. and the idiot drones cheer as they watch the carnage.
Amerika's time is coming ! We've got some heavy dues to pay !
There's an old saying .. What goes around, comes around .. and its true.
You can wrap it up in the flag .. seal it with the cross of Christ ..
vote it in by both parties .. but its still genocide!
So the next time I see them dancing and waving there rifles after an I.E.D. blows up some tank or truck with our 'oh so brave' boys, it wont bother me a bit !
This is exactly what we did in 1776 to the English and if I lived over there ..
It's exactly what I would be doing today !
Folks have a 'God given' right to defend themselves, and we better get our heads out of whatever dark, dank, place we've got it and wake up !
Flying 1/2 way around the world to kill a couple million villagers to steal their oil and other natural resources isn't Patriotic ..
It's sick, aggressive, genocide .. motivated by greed .. pure and simple.
Folks will ALWAYS try to defend their freedom with whatever means they have access to. They don't have a choice .. it's their home, not ours !
If we cant ‘bear the pain’ of seeing our sons and daughters ground up in this war of greed, then STOP sending them over there ! .. It’s that simple.
That’s NOT ‘Defending America’ .. It’s Offending God, Justice, Humanity and any one left with a conscience "
Ps: Should we talk about torture?